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NOAA names new chief hydrographer

After his promotion this week from captain to rear admiral, Gerd Glang was named director of the NOAA Office of Coast Survey and the nation’s chief hydrographer, responsible for the mapping and charting of all U.S. coastal waters.

Glang will be responsible for overseeing NOAA’s hydrographic services, vital to the nation’s $1.9 trillion maritime economy.

Glang succeeds Capt. John E. Lowell, who retired in June after a 29-year career in the NOAA Corps, the last three as director of NOAA's Office of Coast Survey and U.S. national hydrographer.

“As NOAA faces demands for the acquisition and use of hydrographic data for — and beyond — the maritime transportation system, Gerd Glang is the right person, in the right place,” David Kennedy, NOAA assistant administrator for the National Ocean Service, said in a statement.

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